Restaurant Policy and Lobby

 

Complying with the Costly Affordable Care Act

Restaurateurs are searching for ways to mitigate increased costs when the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act takes effect in 2014 and any restaurant with 50 or more full-time employees is required by law to comply.

Liquor Laws are Utah’s Achilles’ Heel Liquor Laws are Utah’s Achilles’ Heel

Proposed legislation could make it easier for restaurants that rely on alcohol sales to expand in Utah.

Concealed Handguns in Restaurants Bill Introduced Again in N.C. General Assembly

On January 30, Representative Justin Burr (R-Stanly and Montgomery Counties) introduced House Bill 17 – Gun Permits/Restaurants and Confidentiality.

And the Ban Goes On: California Still Says No to Foie Gras And the Ban Goes On: California Still Says No to Foie Gras

From Napa’s fine-dining establishments to chic eateries in San Diego’s Gaslamp District, when California’s foie-gras ban went into effect on July 1, 2012—barring restaurants from selling the fattened goose or duck liver derived by overfeed

The Discount Dilemma The Discount Dilemma

When diners tip based on discounted prices, servers and service suffers.

Minding Your Guests’ Manners Minding Your Guests’ Manners

Establish clear rules for behavior and empower staff to enforce them.

PwC Study: Renewable Fuel Standard Is Estimated to Cost Chain Restaurants Billions

The National Council of Chain Restaurants released a new, comprehensive report on the impact of federal ethanol policies, specifically the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), on the chain restaurant industry, commodity prices, and the food supply chain.

National Council of Chain Restaurants Disappointed in EPA’s Decision on RFS Waiver

The National Council of Chain Restaurants issued the following statement November 16 from executive director Rob Green on the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision not to grant a waiver of the Renewable Fuel Standard mandate:

2013 Designated "Year of Women in Foodservice" 2013 Designated "Year of Women in Foodservice"

Food News Media, publisher of QSR magazine and the newly introduced FSR magazine, which covers the full-service restaurant sector, will roll out its “Year of Women in Foodservice” initiative across both brands in 2013.

National Council of Chain Restaurants Urged EPA to Waive RFS Mandate

The National Council of Chain Restaurants (NCCR) – in support of the governors of Arkansas and North Carolina – recently urged the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to waive the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) mandate for corn-based ethanol.

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